Query: NC_019940:293476 Thioflavicoccus mobilis 8321 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Thioflavicoccus mobilis; Thioflavicoccus; Chromatiaceae; Chromatiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Country: USA; Environment: Marsh, Mat; Isolation: flat, laminated microbial mat. This organism is a marine bacterium which is an obligate phototrophic organism. Under anoxic conditions this organism uses hydrogen sulfide and sulfur as electron donors and accumulates sulfur globules inside the cell.
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General Information: This strain was originally isolated from cabbage. Causes black rot disease in crucifers. This genus consists of plant-specific yellow-pigmented microbes, some of which are economically important phytopathogens that devastate crops such as citrus plants, rice, beans, grape, and cotton. These organisms are almost exclusively found associated with their plant hosts and are not found free in the soil. This species is a major cause of black rot in crucifers, a disease that results in massive tissue degeneration. It also produces an extracellular polysaccharide known as xanthan, which is harvested commercially as a food stabilizing agent for use in industry.